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31st May '17 4:45:03 AM kraas
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* SeriesContinuityError: Crops up in ''The Heart of What Was Lost'': [[spoiler: Duke Isgrimnur states that part of his reason for pursuing the Norns back to Stormpike is to avenge the death of his eldest son Isorn, who died fighting them in the Hayholt. However, in ''To Green Angel Tower'', Isorn was killed by Pryrates while carrying out Josua's plan for him to impersonate Camaris during the battle in order to keep morale high.]]
23rd May '17 9:28:06 AM kraas
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* DeadGuyJunior: [[spoiler: Prince Josua names his son after his lieutenant Deornoth, who dies in the battle at the Stone of Farewell.]]
28th Mar '17 5:01:42 AM Funkasaurus
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** [[ActionGirl Maegwin]], daughter of King Lluth of Hernystir, also qualifies.
7th Jan '17 9:01:58 PM MasterGhandalf
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## ''The Witchwood Crown'' (April 2017)

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## ''The Witchwood Crown'' (April (June 2017)
7th Jan '17 4:03:41 PM MasterGhandalf
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Williams has [[http://aidanmoher.com/blog/2014/04/news/tad-williams-returns-to-the-world-of-memory-sorrow-and-thorn-after-21-year-absence-in-the-king-of-osten-ard/ announced]] that a SequelSeries, ''The Last King of Osten Ard'', is forthcoming, with the first book to be published in April 2017. An {{interquel}} novel, ''The Heart of What Was Lost'' will be released in January 2017.

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Williams has [[http://aidanmoher.com/blog/2014/04/news/tad-williams-returns-to-the-world-of-memory-sorrow-and-thorn-after-21-year-absence-in-the-king-of-osten-ard/ announced]] that a SequelSeries, ''The Last King of Osten Ard'', is forthcoming, with the first book to be published in April 2017. An {{interquel}} novel, ''The Heart of What Was Lost'' will be was released in January 2017.



* AscendedExtra: [[WordOfGod Williams himself]] commented that he originally wrote Cadrach as a one-off character who would play no further part in the story after his (brief) initial appearance. Williams found the character he'd created intriguing and decided to bring Cadrach back, and he ends up being a fairly important player in the story.

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* AscendedExtra: AscendedExtra:
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[[WordOfGod Williams himself]] commented that he originally wrote Cadrach as a one-off character who would play no further part in the story after his (brief) initial appearance. Williams found the character he'd created intriguing and decided to bring Cadrach back, and he ends up being a fairly important player in the story.story.
** The Norn sorcerer Akhenabhi only appears in one scene in ''Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn'', though it's [[OneSceneWonder a fairly memorable one]]. He's a major player in ''The Heart of What Was Lost'', where he is characterized as, in essence, the Norn version of Pryrates, and as he survives the novel is being set up for an equally expanded role in ''Last King''.
19th Dec '16 2:37:14 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Being a young man, Simon spends a fair bit of time attempting to get laid, with no success, and at times it seems that Fate itself is conspiring against him. [[spoiler:In fact, when he and Miriamele finally [[LastMinuteHookup get together]] at the end, he's still a virgin while she is not.]]
7th Nov '16 11:54:45 AM Fighteer
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* YouAreTooLate: Five hundred years too late, to be exact.

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* YouAreTooLate: Five Pointed out by several characters, and Cadrach in particular, is that the heroes' attempts to foil the Storm King's plan are in vain, because the exact path to his victory was laid out five hundred years too late, to be exact.ago and he has anticipated every possible outcome; it is all set in prophecy as immutable as the stars.
7th Nov '16 10:05:26 AM Fighteer
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Justified, but present all the same. [[spoiler:Kingship, check. Princess, check. [[EarnYourHappyEnding Ruined kingdom and dead friends stacked like cordwood]], umm, yeah.]]
7th Nov '16 10:05:07 AM Fighteer
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* ChekhovsGun: The White Arrow. Deornoth being called the "Prince's Right Hand". Simon's dragon-blood scar.

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* ChekhovsGun: The White Arrow. ChekhovsGun:
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Deornoth being called the "Prince's Right Hand". Hand" ends up fulfilling the prophecy by which Camaris would return to his senses.
** The White Arrow, given to Simon as a symbol of Jiriki's [[IOweYouMyLife life-debt]] to him, is a powerful weapon in its own right, as it was made by the Sithi's greatest fletcher and is tipped with a fragment of an ancient stone used to access the Dream Road. It is used [[spoiler:in the climax to kill the Storm King]].
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Simon's dragon-blood scar.scar runs deeper than appearances; the mingling of the dragon's blood with his own gives him [[TouchedByVorlons a unique spiritual connection with Osten Ard]], and grants him [[spoiler:a crucial vision at the climax]].



* StandardHeroReward: Justified, but present all the same. [[spoiler:Kingship, check. Princess, check. [[EarnYourHappyEnding Ruined kingdom and dead friends stacked like cordwood]], umm, yeah.]]

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* StandardHeroReward: Justified. At the end, Miriamele is terrified that she will be handed off to some noble as a way to cement the stability of Erkynland after most of its nobility has died. She runs to Simon, desperate to escape with him, only to learn that [[spoiler:Simon was secretly the heir to the throne all along; even if he weren't, the surviving nobles would have made up the story just so that there would be a unifying figure to take control]]. Thus, both of them win.
Justified, but present all the same. [[spoiler:Kingship, check. Princess, check. [[EarnYourHappyEnding Ruined kingdom and dead friends stacked like cordwood]], umm, yeah.]]
6th Nov '16 7:56:34 PM dlchen145
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Camaris, the most powerful knight in Osten Ard, becomes this after his HeroicBSOD and [[NotQuiteDead apparent suicide]]. When awakened from his simpleminded state, he picks the BadAss mantle right up again, along with some ShellShockedVeteran baggage.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Camaris, the most powerful knight in Osten Ard, becomes this after his HeroicBSOD and [[NotQuiteDead apparent suicide]]. When awakened from his simpleminded state, he picks the BadAss badass mantle right up again, along with some ShellShockedVeteran baggage.



* ShroudedInMyth: Camaris. Justified, as he really is pretty BadAss, even after a HeroicBSOD and living as a CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass for years.

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* ShroudedInMyth: Camaris. Justified, as he really is pretty BadAss, badass, even after a HeroicBSOD and living as a CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass for years.
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